Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 150, Issue 1, pp 276–277 | Cite as

The incidence of primary hypolactasia amongst native Irish

  • J. F. Fielding
  • M. G. Harrington
  • P. F. Fottrell

Summary

Primary hypolactasia is rare amongst Native Irish, occurring in at most 4% of the healthy adult population. Routine screening for primary hypolactasia as a cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in Irishmen is unjustified.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Fielding
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. G. Harrington
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • P. F. Fottrell
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and GastroenterologyThe Charitable InfirmaryDublin
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity CollegeDublin
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryUniversity CollegeGalway

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